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  • 01:01

    Celebrating the Women of Sri Lanka

    in Women

    An encore program swith my guest Pastor Cynthia Newborne as she talks about the women in Sri Lanka India.....and Explosive program

  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka/Ghosts of war

    in Politics

    The United Nations Office for Human Rights is set to open an investigation into war crimes during the Sri Lankan conflict. The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the inquiry. Why would they reject an outside investigation? Thousands of civilians were killed in the final months of the war. What happened to the "safe zones"? Join us as we discuss why the world media largely ignored this conflict.

  • 00:32

    Episode 3: Adventures in Sri Lanka & More on Ayurveda with the Amazing Dr. Jay!

    in Health

    In this episode, Kimberly shares more about her adventures through Sri Lanka and some of the delicious foods she ate. She also follows up with renown Ayurvedic doctor, Parla Jayagopal, B.A.M.S—or Dr. Jay—as they further explore ways to correct imbalances in your body and create beauty from the inside out.

    Discover:


    More on the delicious, native cuisine of Sri Lanka and recipe ideas you can use in your own home…
    A protein-rich plant food that is amazing for recovery, stamina and muscle tone…
    Native super foods that you can use to accelerate your weight loss…
    More on the different types of doshas and some of the specific beauty issues that arise from imbalances in each one…
    Which foods to eat in order to correct specific imbalances, whether you are a Kapha, Pitta or Vata…
    And so much more!

    Featured Guest: 

    About Parla Jayagopal, B.A.M.S.

    http://www.aucm.org/facultydetail.asp?Id=138

    Dr. Parla S Jayagopal BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM (C)—or Doctor Jay as we affectionately call him—received his Bachelors Degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) after completing five and a half years of training from Bangalore University. He also pursued three years of education to receive a Masters degree in Ayurvedic herbology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Bangalore.

     Dr. Jayagopal completed Yoga teacher’s training course from the Atma Darshan, Bihar school of Yoga. In addition to his twelve years of clinical experience, Dr. Jayagopal has traveled to Europe and Japan to propagate the science of Ayurveda. Currently, he is teaching as Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Ayurveda at the American University of Complementary Medicine, Beverly Hills, which offers Clinical Doctorate in Ayurved

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #1

    in News

    According to The New York Times, "With Sri Lanka's military making its deepest push into rebel territory in a decade, Asia's longest-running civil war appears to be edging closer to a military solution — though one that has already extracted a high cost for the divided country's civilians." Are 25 years of war nearing an end? And at what price?

    This is the first in a series of SAJA webcasts.

    Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Vasuki Nesiah, director of International Affairs and Brown University; Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA VP and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora. Questions/comments: saja@columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 03:03

    Cricket Talk- Weekly. A Cricket Show Presentation. Your host is Leon Francis

    in Sports

    This week promises to be great. We will be taking a look at the WI in Australia. The First t est match. Sri Lanka in New Zealand. The Caribbean Professional Cricket League and the upcoming Nagica 50 ODI. 

  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka Briefing #4: The Human Rights Situation

    in News

    Discussing the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) Special Report: on A Marred Victory and a Defeat Pregnant With Foreboding... SAJA features a rare interview with a member of University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna), Dr. K. Sritharan. UTHR(J) has just issued a special report focusing on the last two months of the war in Sri Lanka—and in particular, its ramifications for civilians.

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #3: The End of the Tigers: What's Next in Post-War Sri Lanka

    in News

    South Asian Journalists Association presents the third in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka. The war in Sri Lanka has drawn to a close in terms of military operations—but serious humanitarian and political questions remain. Will there be a return to armed conflict, or is it really over? How will the issues of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people be addressed? How will the human rights situation be addressed? As the international community and Sri Lankan government officials talk about a political solution, what process is likely to take hold? How far will that solution go? What will be the relationship between rehabilitation, reconstruction, development and the political process? What are the possibilities of a transitional process to provide democratic space? How can demilitarization and democracy move forward in Sri Lanka? What role will the powerful Tamil diaspora play? Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Alan Keenan, senior analyst of the International Crisis Group; Jayampathy Wickramaratne, constitutional lawyer.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora.

  • 02:51

    Happy Hour Variety Radio: Wildlife, Cuba, Music

    in Entertainment

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio, that airs live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the hotel headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 409 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Adam Roberts ‘The Compassionate Conservationist’, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation in the UK, talks about the recent Elephant Ivory Crush in Sri Lanka.
    - Jay Seldin, internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographer, talks about the people and places portrayed in his new photo book ‘The Cuban’s’.
    - Americana songstress Laney Jones talks about her new self-titled album, produced by Grammy-nominated David Plakon.
    - Victoria Chick, artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, talks about acclaimed artist Milford Zornes.
    Plus, mixologist Heather Witherington of Yuma Landing Bar & Grill, explains how to make her Mardi Gras inspired Pineapple Party Cocktail.

  • 01:01

    Author James Rollins, Kenya, America's Whiskey Trail and Founders' Homes

    in Travel

    Kenya is called the "Heart of Africa" and is considered to be the cradle of civilization.  With history that rich and a diverse community of tribes and natural resources, Jacinta Zioka from Kenya Tourism, says that everyone should visit her country at least once in their lifetime. 


    For action-adventure author James Rollins, his travels, adventures and interests play a critical role in the development of his thrillers.  In his new book, The Bone Labyrinth, James used his training as a veternarian to explore the question of human development and intelligence.  He takes us to mankind's next leap and presents the question of our fate as a species.


    Accordingly to Saturday Evening Post contributor, Todd Pitock, we can learn a lot about American history through understanding the progresssion of whiskey.  Todd takes us along America's multi-state Whiskey Trail and gives us a history lesson between sips.


    American history can also be understood through the perspective of our Founders homes, accordingly to author Myron Magnet.  In his book, "The Founders at Home:  The Building of America" Myron says that the architectural styles of our Founders reflects their social consciousness and their ideals for America's future at the time.


    We walked along the floor of the New York Times Travel Show (#NYTTravelShow) and spoke to representatives from Sri Lanka and Belize.

  • 00:08

    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka (Second Coming Watch Update

    in Religion


    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka. According to Christian Today, a group of religious liberty organisations is calling upon Sri Lanka to officially recognise the country's evangelical community. Release International UK director Colin King says, "There have been attacks against Christians, but as well as physical violence, there is also legal opposition and restrictions with the authorities refusing to recognise non-traditional churches. We urge Christians worldwide to pray for an end to these practices in Sri Lanka so that there may be true religious liberty for all."



    Turkey to purchase a long-range air defense system. According to Turkish newspaper, Today's Zaman, amid growing uncertainties ignited by the unfolding 14-month-old Syrian crisis and escalating tension between Iran and the West, Turkey is preparing to purchase a long-range air defense system worth $4 billion to beef up its defense capabilities in order to avert any threat to its national security. Turkey has sped up the procurement process of the system in recent months and will reach a final decision in an upcoming meeting of the Defense Industry Implementation Committee, which will be led by Prime Minister Erdogan on July 4.



    World stocks struggle as European crisis threatens to spread globally. According to the Associated Press, world stocks struggled under concerns that Europe's debt crisis was deepening and threatening to infect the world economy. Investors are nervously awaiting Greek elections on Sunday, when a party that's threatening to renege on the country's bailout terms could come away the big winner. That might force the country out the euro.Attention is also focused on Spain, where borrowing costs rose to euro-era highs, increasing concerns that it could need a bailout. 

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #2: After the Fall of Kilinochchi

    in News

    On Jan. 2, the Sri Lankan government said it had captured the rebel Tamil Tigers' capital of Kilinochchi. The news has brought renewed attention to the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. What's next? What might a political solution mean in light of recent military developments? How do recent events affect the country and its status within the region, as well as with the U.S.? How can journalists cover this evolving story?

    Learn about all this and more with a distinguished panel of scholars, experts and journalists. Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu (subject=webcast)